High School Insider Q&A: West Shamokin's Alex Lasslo
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He might not have the ideal quarterback build that his predecessor possessed, but West Shamokin sophomore Alex Lasslo brings the swagger necessary to instill confidence in others when he takes snaps.
Lasslo is already a leader among the Wolves. At 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds, he's most dangerous as a scrambler outside the pocket. But he also handles himself well when in the thick of things, something he learned to do as a quarterback in youth football.
The sophomore stepped into the starting role after 6-3, 170-pound junior Brady Cornman, the starter in 2011, opted to move to wide receiver.
Q: When did you find out that Brady was going to switch to wide receiver?
A: At the end of the season last year. Because he said he hated quarterback, and I was willing to play it. So it worked out.
Q: Did you kind of root for Brady to move?
A: Yeah, I was kind of like, ‘Go ahead. That's awesome.' Because I knew he'd be a good wide receiver. He has good hands. So it's been great.
Q: What's the toughest part about being a varsity starting quarterback?
A: The role. Like having to know that you control the morale for the whole team, and you can't get down on yourself. You have to get everybody motivated and be the leader.
Q: All right, time for some fun questions. Who has the best taste in music on the team?
A: Probably Kyle Schons. He has all this different music. He really likes Adele. That's one of his main things. And Journey.
Q: Who's the best dresser?
A: Probably Buzzy (Austin Bussard). He always matches, all the time, no matter what.
Q: What is your favorite coach saying?
A: Well, it's not really a saying but a mood. When (defensive coordinator Jon) McCullough gets real mad, he'll do this whisper thing where he's real, real mad and his eyebrows go to the top of his head. … Everyone knows that when he's mad, it's scary.
Q: Who's your favorite athlete?
A: RG3 (Robert Griffin III). He just seems like a laid-back guy.
Q: What's the one bad food you can't resist?
A: Nutty bars are probably my favorite. They're delicious.
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